Dimensions: 9.5 by 7.31 by 0.34 inches
Diagonal screen size/resolution: 9.7 inches, 1,024 by 768
Weight: 1.3 pounds (Wi-Fi-only), 1.33 pounds (Wi-Fi + 3G)
Processor: 1GHz dual-core Apple A5
Cameras: VGA in front, 720p video capture-capable in back
Battery: 10 hours of Wi-Fi surfing
Ports: 30-pin dock connector
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G
Platform: iOS 4.3
Release date: March 11 (U.S.), March 25 (additional countries)
The long-anticipated announcement for iPad 2 happened last month, leaving many Apple fans wondering if the upgrades are worth buying. Apple fans must be wondering if the upgrades are worth the purchase comparing to iPad. Here are the major changes between the two models to help you decide:
iPad 2 is LIGHTER
The much long anticipated iPad 2 is expected to be lighter. The good ol' iPad is weight 1.5 pounds for the WiFi only model. Meanwhile the iPad 2 WiFi only weights 1.3 pounds. Meanwhile the WiFi + 3G only weights 1.33 pounds! As iPad is mostly a portable device, users will tend to carry it around with the other things like books, etc, place it in the bag. Every pound counts. The lighter, the better.
iPad 2 is THINNER
Think Macbook Air! This time Apple has their ideas from the Macbook Air which makes the iPad 2 as thin as 0.34 inch! It will fits easily into a standard envelope!
iPad 2 is FASTER
The new generation of iPad 2 boasts a dual-core A5 processor, an upgrade from last year’s A4 processor. Apple promises the added power will not diminish battery life. Battery life will last for 10 hours! We're in need of speed! This is magnificent! Its FAST. Times 2!
iPad 2 now comes with FACETIME and CAMERA
Just like iPhone! iPad 2 now comes with FACETIME and CAMERA as per promise during the development of iPad 2. FaceTime is more popular than we thought it would be. Apparently, people do like to see the people with whom they are speaking. iPad 2 adds Facetime functunality through both front and rear-facing cameras. That’s right: iPad is now a digital camera on a tablet!
Smart Covers are new for Apple products. These microfiber lined covers snap onto the iPad 2 to both protect and clean its screen. When the cover is open, iPad wakes up; when closed, the iPad sleeps. The cover plays double-duty as a stand.